Something From Nothing
Students listen to story Joseph Had A Little Overcoat to explore people from another culture and how one item can be used to make other items; students use scraps of fabric and other knickknacks to create pictures or toys.
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New Review The Summer Fun Summer Learning Dramatic and Story Reading Unit
What's the difference between story reading and story telling? Participants in a summer enrichment program learn all about the difference as they listen to famous speeches, engage in dramatic readings, and craft their own short stories...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Explore the beauty of Eric Carle's art and stories with an enchanting set of lessons. Featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as well as Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the resource provides...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Treating Others with Respect
One of the most important things children learn in school has nothing to do with academics; it's the ability to treat others with respect. Engage your class in a dialogue about this crucial life skill with the discussion questions and...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Patchwork Quilt and Something From Nothing
Students listen to the teacher read the first 26 pages of the story, Something From Nothing, and discuss what predicting means, Students predict how Joesph might remember what his grandfather made him, now that the button is gone. They...
K Social Studies & History